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October 23, 2016

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Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in prearranged funeral funding, has released a new mobile app enabling funeral professionals to manage their pre-need policies from their smartphones and tablets. The myHomesteaders policy management app – a 2016 NFDA Innovation Award finalist – is available now on Android and Apple devices.

“We are proud to be the first pre-need funding company to offer a way to manage your pre-need policies in the modern age – right on your smartphone or tablet,” said Homesteaders Chairman, President and CEO Steve Lang. “The myHomesteaders app underscores our commitment to innovation by investing in technology that truly adds value to the profession.”

This innovative tool offers pre-need professionals a quick view of their pre-need program status, including in force and endangered policies as well as recent claims. Mobile phone users can take advantage of native functionality – such as in-app calling, messaging, emailing and GPS navigation – making it easier than ever before to stay connected with client families.

“The myHomesteaders app isn’t merely ‘optimized’ to work on a small screen – it’s a truly native app that functions seamlessly with features like fingerprint identification, push notifications, phone, email and text,” explained Travis Nelsen, the primary app developer. “We’ve woven contact management and policy data with intuitive and creative design, revolutionizing the pre-need management experience and making it easy to track your pre-need program from the palm of your hand.” Nelsen and other representatives from the Homesteaders tech team will be offering live demos of the app in booth #4348 during next week’s NFDA International Convention & Expo in Philadelphia.

The myHomesteaders app is available for download through Google Play and the Apple App Store. Users who download the app and log in during the month of October will be entered in a drawing to win a new smartphone. Visit for additional details.

Celebrating its 110th year of business in 2016, Homesteaders Life Company is a national leader providing life insurance products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses. Visit to learn more.